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Sail and SteamSelected Maritime Writings of Yrjö Kaukiainen$
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Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007374

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007374.001.0001

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Wreck-Plundering by East Finnish Coastal People - Criminal Tradition or Popular Culture?

Wreck-Plundering by East Finnish Coastal People - Criminal Tradition or Popular Culture?

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(p.151) Wreck-Plundering by East Finnish Coastal People - Criminal Tradition or Popular Culture?
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Sail and Steam
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Yrjö Kaukiainen

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007374.003.0016

This chapter provides a study on wreck-plundering carried out by East Finnish coastal people. It offers several historical examples of wreck-plundering, spanning from 1745 to 1808 and includes the detail of the murder and further crimes that took place in the plunder. The chapter’s main focus is on the criminality of the act, and discusses the interference of religion, tradition and the belief in the inherent right to “hunt treasure”.

Keywords:   Maritime Labour, Finnish Sailors, Finnish Merchant Navy, Finnish Maritime Labour, International Maritime Labour, Finnish Shipping, Yrjö Kaukiainen, Wreck-Plundering, Strandrecht

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